Obama Pushes For Redesign Of Nation's High Schools

(Worcester, MA) -- President Obama is continuing his push to reform the nation's education system. While giving the commencement address at Worcester Technical High School in Massachusetts yesterday, Obama called for the redesign of American high schools and more high-speed broadband connectivity.
Obama pointed to the school as a model for success, saying he wants the nation to learn from Worcester Tech. This was one of the state's lowest-performing vocational schools before the city and the business community helped fund a new state-of-the-art education facility. Obama also called on Congress to pass legislation that would make it easier for college students to pay back student loans. Senate Republicans today blocked a bill that would have done that. When the crowd voiced its displeasure, Obama said, "Don't boo, just remember to vote!"
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President Obama says other schools around the nation can use Worcester Technical High School as a model for success.
President Obama tells the crowd that a bill that would have helped students pay off college loans was blocked by Senate Republicans.
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